Miniature/model globular jar

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Tanwetamani
664–653 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Pyramid 5 (Queen Qalhata), sandy fill on stairs

Dimensions

Overall: 5.8 x 5.2 cm (2 5/16 x 2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.4876

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This small jar, fashioned of an orangish-red clay fabric, has a globular body with a rounded base, a short, slightly concave neck, and straight rim. The rim is chipped.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) el-Kurru, pyramid 5 (Queen Qalhata), sandy fill on stairs. 1919: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of the Sudan.

(Accession Date: September 8, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition